IBC Seminars are intensive, four-hour single-topic focused sessions. Each seminar requires an additional fee of $175. Please see the special section on the Conference Registration Form. Seating for each Seminar is limited, so please register early. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are provided upon request and verification.
Steel Bridge Design - Tools, Resources,
References for Designers
Objective of this seminar is to introduce new, complimentary tools and resources available to the bridge design community, including girder design software, girder splice software, and the new Steel Bridge Handbook from FHWA. Efficient girder design will be reviewed using the new SIMON program and splice design will be reviewed using the new NSBASplice software. Attendees will develop better insight into economical bridge design, enabling them to use the provided software to quickly develop preliminary & final designs of steel bridge superstructures. Additionally an overview to the use of eSPAN140, a web based tool for a quick and easy assessment of steel options for simply supported, short span bridges will be provided. Finally an introduction to the FHWA’s new Steel Bridge Design Handbook, a compendium of 19 volumes and 6 design examples prepared by a ‘Who’s Who’ of bridge design. A more detailed at the Redundancy and Bracing chapters will be provided.
NCHRP Report 725: Guidelines for Analysis and
Construction Engineering of Curved and Skewed
The behavior of horizontally curved and/or skewed steel I- and tub-girder bridges is more complicated than that of straight, non-skewed bridges. These structures can experience significant three-dimensional deflections and rotations and system behavior, all of which can potentially compromise the constructability of the bridge, and in some cases, its structural integrity. Little has been previously published in the way of quantitative guidelines or recommendations on the appropriate level of structural analysis for construction engineering of these types of bridges. The recently published NCHRP Report 725, Guidelines for Analysis Methods and Construction Engineering of Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges, provides bridge engineers with guidance that will be presented and discussed.
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